I am a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker with a good command of English. I live in Toronto, Canada.
I am a qualified and professional Mandarin and Cantonese teacher with extensive experience in both individual and group settings. I have been successful in helping students learn and improve their Mandarin and Cantonese since 2001.
I love the languages I teach. I enjoy working with people, have a passion for teaching, and am outgoing and extremely patient.
I love music and singing and can teach you how to sing Chinese songs. I also like reading, writing, travel and philosophy.
I have a B.A. with a Post Graduate Certificate in social science.
My professional qualifications include a Teacher’s Certificate and a Certificate of Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language.
I have offered live online lessons over Skype since 2008 and I am very experienced in providing professional online lessons that are highly effective.
I have taught students with wide-ranging backgrounds, professions, needs, interests and levels ( from beginner, intermediate to advanced ). Over the course of my teaching career, I have earned positive reviews and praise from my students. Below are some reviews given by my students:
Review from Jolin Chan:
excellent experience with Winnie's skype lessons!
I am a beginner in Cantonese without any previous experience in this language. I took lessons with Winnie over skype on the internet and had a lot of improvement even in a short period of time. I leaned a lot of basic conversation skills and can now speak quite confidently.
Winnie has very systematic, organized, and practical lesson plans. She used many different teaching tools to help me learn to speak quickly. She was also able to tailor her lessons according to my needs and progress. Winnie has been an excellentand highly helpful teacher to me. Being able to learn over the internet via skype has also been convenient and effective!
By: Jolin Chan
April 2, 2012
Hours of Instructions: 40
Review from Jacqueline Olson:
Winnie is a fantastic teacher!
She is very well organized and takes time to plan out each lesson for you so you can gain the proper understanding of the language.
I have no background in Cantonese. Winnie has made my experience with learning this language an amazing journey. She has boosted my confidence alot with the few months I have had her as my teacher. I look forward to each lesson I have with her, which is once a week!
I would highly recommend Winnie as a teacher. To me she is the ideal teacher to have when it comes to learning a new language. She really takes time and interest in you.
She is committed to helping you learn this language and you can really tell she takes pride in the work she does. I really appreciate her patience and kindness towards me in respect to learning Cantonese. She makes me feel extremely comfortable.
Thank you so much Winnie, I look forward to our next lesson!
May 1, 2012
Hours of Instructions: 21
More references available upon request.
My teaching approach is completely customized to your specific needs, based on your level of proficiency, goals and interests.
I have a wide range of tools at my disposal to help you achieve your objectives, including structured lessons, a professionally designed curriculum, multimedia learning materials, and exercises.
I use all kinds of teaching techniques to make the learning environment positive and effective and I provide instant feedback to enhance your learning experience.
I offer trial lesson half price to students.
Great lesson! really fun to learn the polite and informal phrases of receiving guests and friends.
Another great lesson - Winnie sent a text for me to read and prepare before the lesson. I look forward to the next one!
Great first lesson! Winnie is a patient, encouraging and fun tutor! Looking forward to the next lesson:)
Winnie is extremely helpful with useful grammar and structural tips. I enjoy that she speaks with me in Chinese during our lessons and only jumps in with English if I am really stuck! Thanks Winnie and I look forward to our chats in the future.